Uniformed Public Service students finish successful 3 day expedition

A group of Level 2 Uniformed Public Service: Military Preparation Course students recently completed a 3 day expedition in the Cotswold Water Park. The expedition also formed part of the their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze expedition.

The first challenge for the students was to build a raft to carry all their kit across the lake before a gruelling 17 km trek to camp. The next morning was followed by another 16 km hike with a climb. Finishing on the third day when the students tried out some low ropes before another 13km hike to the finish. Just to add a little more excitement to the hike the students were set tasks at intervals along the way.

Leader Stuart Williams explained, “The Level 2 Public Services students made a fantastic effort on their recent expedition. It not only completed part of their course but also saw them pass their bronze D of E expedition. They completed adventurous activity such as raft building, rock climbing or ropes course as well as hike at least 15 – 17km each day, carrying full kit with tents cookers and food. They worked extremely well as a team and despite long challenging days showed great positivity and camaraderie throughout. I commend them all!”

For more information about Duke of Edinburgh course or the Military Preparation Course please contact student.journeyteam@cirencester.ac.uk.